Compare 2017 BMW X3 vs 2017 BMW X4

2017 BMW X3
2017 BMW X4
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sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X3 sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle 21 28 $37,745 $40,050
X3 xDrive28d Sports Activity Vehicle N/A N/A $40,260 $42,750
X3 xDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle 21 28 $39,605 $42,050
X3 xDrive35i Sports Activity Vehicle 19 26 $46,025 $48,950
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M40i Sports Activity Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X4 M40i Sports Activity Coupe 19 26 $54,535 $58,100
X4 xDrive28i Sports Activity Coupe 20 27 $42,860 $45,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,745
$54,535
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,050
$58,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$668 / month
$968 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 BMW X3 continues its run as one of the best compact luxury SUVs on the market—even in the face of much newer competition. The 2017 BMW X4 is an alternative approach to tall-riding SUVs, if you can even call it that.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 2WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56 56
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 40
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 57.2
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 34.8
Front Leg Room (in)
39.9 40.4
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 74.1
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8 8
Length, Overall (in)
183.8 184.3
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 63.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 63.4
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 110.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
63.3 49.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
27.6 17.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.6 17.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 12.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 17.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 39
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR18 P275/40WR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR18 P245/45WR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4030 4235
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 9.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 210
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1450 343 @ 1350
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 3.0 L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 5000 355 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.14
Trans Order Code
205 2TB
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.71
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.38
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.11
Trans Type
8 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.84
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.29
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X3 BMW X4
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle Sports Activity Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 8.4
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 3500
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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